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1. Honda -29%

2. Harley-26%

3. Yamaha -19%

4. Suzuki -12%

5. Kamasakee -10%

6. KTM -2%

7. BMW-1+%

8. Triumph -1%

What I find interesting is the KTM being more than Beemer. You see BMW's frequently, but when was the last time you saw a KTM, even on tv coverage of motocross event?
 

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ubarw, I'm not up on some of the less mentioned makes around here.

Just who makes KTM, or should I ask what KTM stands for??:baffled:



Or is this an offshhot of the old Husqavarna's........
 

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I honestly dont know who they are. I have heard of them before, but that is precisely my point. I havent really ever seen a bike of theirs.

I suppose they must have something worthwhile for their share to be better than BMW.

http://www.ktmusa.com/frameset.asp

if you are curious.
They make a 950cc "adventure" bike. A two cylinder, 4stroke 75degree v twin. Among others...
 

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ubarw wrote:
I honestly dont know who they are. I have heard of them before, but that is precisely my point. I havent really ever seen a bike of theirs.

I suppose they must have something worthwhile for their share to be better than BMW.

http://www.ktmusa.com/frameset.asp

if you are curious.
They make a 950cc "adventure" bike. A two cylinder, 4stroke 75degree v twin. Among others...
Thanks Bro, i'll look em-up at the supplied link!:jumper:



Wow, some fairly nice stats for off road bikes!

I must assume then your market share break down list wasnt just covering street bikes alone?
 

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Yeah, I assume they are talking overall. The article didnt differentiate at all. It was part of a new insert thing, about 16 pages, called "Cycle life". Had articles on bikes, gear, backroad guide, and lots o ads from the local bike hawks.
 

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Yeah, I assume they are talking overall. The article didnt differentiate at all. It was part of a new insert thing, about 16 pages, called "Cycle life". Had articles on bikes, gear, backroad guide, and lots o ads from the local bike hawks.
Thats very nice, I wish our local paper here would do the same!:jumper:
 

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No wonder you see so many Harleys, since they don't make small bikes that large market share represents a lot of cruisers.
 

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No wonder you see so many Harleys, since they don't make small bikes that large market share represents a lot of cruisers.
Thats for sure!:jumper:
 

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Harrystoy wrote:
ubarw, I'm not up on some of the less mentioned makes around here.

Just who makes KTM, or should I ask what KTM stands for??:baffled:



Or is this an offshhot of the old Husqavarna's........
KTM use to come out of "Austria" if I'm not mistaken!

They sell alot of "dirt bikes" and dual purpose bikes,which is a fast bad dude!

Polaris (Victory) just bought 24% of them and are merging their CEO's!

KTM is close to signing the #1 Motocross rider in the World ,if he goes for it, "Ricky Carmicheal" who is with Suzuki right now!
 

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ubarw wrote:
1. Honda -29%

2. Harley-26%

3. Yamaha -19%

4. Suzuki -12%

5. Kamasakee -10%

6. KTM -2%

7. BMW-1+%

8. Triumph -1%

What I find interesting is the KTM being more than Beemer. You see BMW's frequently, but when was the last time you saw a KTM, even on tv coverage of motocross event?
Where did these figures come from ?:baffled:
 

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I quote an article in the local newspaper. Where they got the figgers, I dont know.

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wingdawg is right. KTM are Austrian and have been around a long time. They sell big in Europe and are reckoned to be better dirt bikes than BMWs. Ian McGregor and his mate wanted KTMs for their "Long Way Round" series about riding round the world, but the UK dealer wouldn't come across with the bikes and they had to setle for BMW instead.
 
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